Dingwall Loop Tram Link
|Title:||Dingwall Loop Tram Link, Croydon, UK|
|Markets:||Infrastructure, Public Realm|
|Client:||Transport for London|
|Services:||Masterplanning and Urban Design, Landscape Planning|
A new public realm associated with the proposed new tram loop in Croydon, designed to meet increasing passenger demands and improve reliability for Tramlink. Gillespies was appointed by TfL and Temple Group to support the planning and design for the project in preparation for submission of the Transport and Works Act orders (TWAO).
The Dingwall Loop was developed with Croydon Council to support one of the largest town centre regeneration projects in London, with the number of passengers using the tram network in the area expected to double by 2030. The new tram link is part of a long term strategy to improve reliability and increase the tram capacity in Croydon by over a third, enabling an extra 1,600 passengers an hour to travel in each direction.
The Dingwall Loop included provision of a new stop on Lansdowne Road and refurbishment of an existing stop on Wellesley Road, as well as having consideration of numerous proposed regeneration projects in the area including the Croydon Westfield and Ruskin Square developments.
Working with rail engineers and transport planners, Gillespies produced proposals integrating the new tram route into the urban environment whilst having regard for the regeneration work already completed by Croydon Council.